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Ireland: Siting Religion, Writing Place (OCS 2023)


Welcome to the Ireland: Siting Religion, Writing Place (OCS 2023) Guide! Here you will find resources to help you with your research while studying abroad in Ireland.

Catalyst: Library Search Engine

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Catalyst is the shared online catalog of the libraries of Carleton College and St. Olaf College. It provides an access point to the books, periodicals, government documents, and electronic resources available at Carleton or St. Olaf.

Library of Congress Subject Headings are the words and phrases you can use to do a subject search in Catalyst (as opposed to a keyword search, where you may use any words you like).

When starting out, it is often helpful to do a keyword search on your topic, and then to examine the subject headings of the results you find relevant. Catalyst displays these subject headings as links and clicking on one of them will automatically conduct a subject search for that particular topic. 

General Reference Sources

Use reference sources to...

  1. Get an overview of your topic
  2. Find out what research has been done in your area over a long period of time
  3. Discover synonyms or keywords that will apply to your topic
  4. Create a list of authors to investigate
  5. Discover additional resources in the bibliography

Irish News

Irish Language Resources